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verb dedicate pronunciation in American English /ˈdedɪˌkeɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlededicating
past tensededicated
past participlededicated
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phrasal verb

dedicate to

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theydedicate to
he/she/itdedicates to
present participlededicating to
past tensededicated to
past participlededicated to
  1. 1
    to spend your time and effort doing something
    dedicate something to something: Andy wants to dedicate more time to his hobbies.
    dedicate something to doing something: This woman has dedicated her whole life to helping others.
    dedicate yourself to something: He dedicated himself to academic work.
  2. 2
    dedicate something to someone to say at the beginning of something such as a book or song that it has been written for a person you love or admire
    Lynne has dedicated the novel to her friend Norma.
  3. 3
    dedicate something to something to use space, time, or money for a particular thing
    The newspaper dedicated three whole pages to pictures of the flood.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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